May 22, 2006

For the Kentucky Injury Lawyer: Things Paralegals Want to Tell Their Lawyers

David Swanner of South Carolina Trial Law Blog offers up this valuable list:  Top 5 Things Paralegals Want to Tell Their Lawyers

Tips from Paralegal Shirley Hughes

Dear Attorney:

You could make my job easier and I could be a more effective employee by considering the following:

1. Not everything is an emergency. Please prioritize my work.
2. Return phone calls the same day.
3. Do not micro-manage me, you hired me for my brain and ability to do the job.
4. Do not ask me to lie to the client or anyone else, if you don't want to take a call. (I have a solid rule: Lie to me, because I won't lie to your wife when she calls.)

Sincerely,

Your overworked Paralegal

South Carolina Trial Law Blog: Things Paralegals Want to Tell Their Lawyers.